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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonah Austin, OL, Nicholls State


Jonah Austin is a big boy with a mean streak. The former LSU standout will attempt to make it to the NFL

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Jonah Austin

What is your Height/Weight?

6’6 325

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

LSU/Nicholls State

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Fed the homeless at my church and visited kids at hospitals. I also worked with kids in the community .

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from?

New Orleans

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Never stop what I started

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Techniques and down and distance

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Donte Flowers

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Trent Williams

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Transferring from LSU. I just adapted to Nicholls State by staying Focus and being able to dominate when I had a chance .

jonahaDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

Long arms

What is your biggest weakness?

Knee bending

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

You should pick me because I work hard and I am hungry for greatness

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Dallas Cowboys

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Oprah, JayZ, Malcolm X

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Open an account for my daughter

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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